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The Falcondale Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lampeter
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Driving up the long roadway to this hotel and then seeing it nestling in the trees, an ornate Italianate building, you know instantly you have made the right decision. Anyone wanting peace and solitude will not be disappointed. At night the only sound heard is owls hooting and a vixen barking.
The welcome at reception is excellent. A glass of Prosseco is offered in the lounge while our luggage is taken to our room.
Foodwise, breakfast is excellent and the staff so friendly. Dinner is also first class and more than adequate. Dogs are accepted and on this score there are plenty of walks in lovely woodland.
The room (11) was large, quiet, with very comfortable beds, and lovely views over the adjoining fields and woodland.
The only hiccups were, our newspapers were not delivered but a very helpful young man on reception phoned the village and the papers arrived in minutes. Same when the TV was found to be not working, he was there in minutes to sort it. So good friendly service, lovely people. We will be staying at this hotel again soon.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the beautiful grounds are recommended.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Falcondale_Hotel, Front Office Manager at The Falcondale Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you very much for your lovely review, it is greatly appreciated by the whole team here at The Falcondale. The issue with the TV has now been sorted, and shouldn't happen again.

We are looking forward to being able to welcome you back again soon.

Diolch, Meleri

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Lovely hotel in its own extensive grounds. We stayed in a room 9 which looked out over the gardens and the valley. The view was fantastic. Large room with two armchairs. Excellent night's sleep thanks to the comfy bed, pillows and bedding. Little touches included a portable reading light, bathrobes and more. Exceptional food, especially the 7 course tasting menu! Quality of the breakfast couldn't be better. Friendly and accommodating staff made our stay a real treat

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris S
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Falcondale_Hotel, Front Office Manager at The Falcondale Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Thank you Chris S for making an effort in reviewing your stay with us here at The Falcondale, it is greatly appreciated. Thank you also for your lovely comments, we are very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.

Diolch, Meleri

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

There a very few choices in this part of Wales if you're looking for a quality hotel in great surroundings and it would be easy for the Falcondale team to rest on their laurels. Fortunately this proves not to be the case as we were made very welcome on arrival and enjoyed great service, with just a couple of exceptions, throughout our stay.

The rooms are luxurious. We'd booked two at different rates purely because of availability so it was interesting to compare value and I'd say the higher price is certainly worth it. This room was huge and looked down over the gardens and drive to the rolling hills behind. The other was more than adequate for space and very comfortable, but being directly over reception and without net curtains or similar it was a little limiting if you're used to walking in and out of a bathroom without a care. Unfortunately this meant that the light had to be off or curtains drawn for most of the time.

Although travelling around the areas during the days we ate breakfast here each morning and returned one night for dinner. I can't fault the breakfast - the buffet choices are many and the cooked breakfast was very nicely prepared with many variations available. The morning staff are particularly friendly too. The dinner menu was well crafted and although a little costly it was very enjoyable, especially in such a lovely setting.

The rare times I found things could have been better were down to gaps in the provision of service. Twice we were left at reception for some time with no one available despite ringing the bell (this was particularly frustrating for my companion who had trouble standing and just wanted her room key). And one evening in the lounge I waited nearly fifteen minutes for service and ended up having to play hunt the staff. This isn't appropriate for a hotel of this price and quality. That said, it was very much the exception - otherwise I found the whole team to be very friendly and keen to please.

One quick tip for drivers - approach from the A475 and come up Falcondale Drive to see the building in its beautiful setting. There is access from the A482 but we thought at one point that we'd end up on a farm! It makes such a difference for your arrival.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank frenziedmonkey
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Falcondale_Hotel, Front Office Manager at The Falcondale Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Thank you frenziedmonkey for taking time out in writing a review, it is greatly appreciated by the whole team here at The Falcondale.

We're not a 100% sure which rooms you were booked into - the bathrooms that have windows have frosted glass on the bottom half of the windows, while the remainder overlooks fields and woodlands. We don't believe that they require net curtains, but can understand your reservations about this.

We apologise that you were not able to find a member of the team on occasions during your stay. We will be addressing this issue with immediate affect.

Thank you for your lovely comments, and we hope that we can welcome you back to the Falcondale in the future.

Regards, Meleri

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

stayed for 2 nights midweek - on arrival afternoon tea looking over the gardens, later that evening had 7 course taster menu - compliments to the Chef and staff, staff attentive but not in your face, lovely varied menu. Breakfast each morning was delicious with a good assortment of fruit etc to start, followed by (we had) fish and smoked salmon dish (scrambled and poached eggs cooked just right. Overall our stay was very peaceful with good local walks for the dog. Well done. Just one note (only minor): the shower in our room looked the business, but unfortunately was not very powerful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Falcondale_Hotel, Front Office Manager at The Falcondale Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2013

Thank you for choosing The Falcondale for your midweek break, and also for your lovely comments. We hope that we may be able to welcome you back again in the future.

Diolch, Meleri

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great hotel in beautiful grounds. Had the room with small veranda overlooking the grounds and valley to the front. Comfy bed,well appointed room with character. Service was good and the food was outstanding. In my eyes, good value for money and child friendly hotel.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Falcondale_Hotel, Front Office Manager at The Falcondale Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Falcondale, and we certainly hope that we will be able to welcome you back again.

Thank you for making a review, Diolch, Meleri

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

My wife and and I booked for 1 night stayed 2 lovely hotel, rooms are large with ensuite, food was excellent the starter menu fantastic, the la carte menu was also very good, a little expensive but well worth the trip,Hotel and grounds beautiful.They also serve good beers and excellent wines, would go back again.

Room Tip: Have some lovely rooms but ask when you bppk
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Falcondale_Hotel, Front Office Manager at The Falcondale Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Falcondale to celebrate your anniversary. We are happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us, and that we could possibly see you back in the near future.

Diolch, Meleri

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here via a Groupon voucher. Afternoon tea was delicious. Our room was big and very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful but not invasive. the bar manager took on the challenge of the cocktails we wanted that he had never made before. He got the taste right and the presentation was wonderful. The taster menu was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Heaven with every mouthful! The Welsh breakfast is enormous and you really can taste the difference with the quality of the sausage and bacon. After breakfast we drove out across the stunning Welsh countryside and on our return we decided we had to have afternoon tea again. On the second night we ate from the a la carte menu and again it was beautifully presented and was delicious.

We know what good food is and this was certainly it!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Falcondale_Hotel, Front Office Manager at The Falcondale Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Thank you for choosing The Falcondale for your getaway break, it is greatly appreciated; and also thank you for your great review.

We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that we can welcome you back soon.

Diolch, Meleri

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Additional Information about The Falcondale Hotel

Address: Falcondale Drive, Lampeter SA48 7RX, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Ceredigion > Lampeter
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lampeter
Price Range: $146 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Falcondale Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Falcondale hotel and 2AA rosette restaurant near the University town of Lampeter is only 30 minutes from the coastal villages of Cardigan Bay and hilly, marshy regions of the Cambrian Mountains. A wealth of walking, cycling, fishing, and open gardens within easy reach of this central location in Wales. Why not visit the local National Trust before sinking into a warm, comfy sofa in the lounge with a glass, or two, of wine. ... more   less 
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